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Michele J. Cho, M.D.

Michele J. Cho, M.D.

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
12333 NE 130th Lane, Suite 220
Kirkland, Washington 98034
(206) 301-5000

Biography

Michele J. Cho, MD comes to Seattle Reproductive Medicine from California and New York, where her educational service and professional activities demonstrate a strong sense of advocacy for women. Before joining SRM, Dr. Cho received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Feminist Studies, both of which established the foundation of her medical education: MD from University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, completion of residency at New York University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Dr. Cho’s educational path garnered her awards in both academics, medical training, and teaching, including the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship (undergraduate), membership in the Pathology Honor Society, recipient of Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, and scholarship from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

Research interests of Dr. Cho’s are holistic in nature, ranging from molecular biology to dietary supplementation in pregnancy and women’s weight issues as related to fertility. She is published the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and is a three-time presenter at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting, on egg donors and weight (2006), psychological testing of donor egg recipients (2008), and on the effect of inter-cycle duration on clinical outcomes of fresh IVF cycles (2009).

In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and medical student level (including biology lab and MCAT) and mentoring high school students from both Bravo and Alhambra High Schools in California, Dr. Cho’s medical school activities reflect her orientation to service. Including officer positions in Keck School of Medicine’s alumni organization, Salerni Collegium, Medical Students for Choice, the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association, and as the Domestic Violence chair for the American Medical Women’s Association.

Dr. Michele Cho is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Michele J. Cho, M.D.

Michele J. Cho, M.D.

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
1505 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 301-5000

Biography

Michele J. Cho, MD comes to Seattle Reproductive Medicine from California and New York, where her educational service and professional activities demonstrate a strong sense of advocacy for women. Before joining SRM, Dr. Cho received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Feminist Studies, both of which established the foundation of her medical education: MD from University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, completion of residency at New York University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Dr. Cho’s educational path garnered her awards in both academics, medical training, and teaching, including the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship (undergraduate), membership in the Pathology Honor Society, recipient of Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, and scholarship from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

Research interests of Dr. Cho’s are holistic in nature, ranging from molecular biology to dietary supplementation in pregnancy and women’s weight issues as related to fertility. She is published the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and is a three-time presenter at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting, on egg donors and weight (2006), psychological testing of donor egg recipients (2008), and on the effect of inter-cycle duration on clinical outcomes of fresh IVF cycles (2009).

In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and medical student level (including biology lab and MCAT) and mentoring high school students from both Bravo and Alhambra High Schools in California, Dr. Cho’s medical school activities reflect her orientation to service. Including officer positions in Keck School of Medicine’s alumni organization, Salerni Collegium, Medical Students for Choice, the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association, and as the Domestic Violence chair for the American Medical Women’s Association.

Dr. Michele Cho is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

Michele Zavos, Esq.

Michele Zavos, Esq.

Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC
1400 Spring Street, Suite 460
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 562-8220

Biography

Michele works primarily in the areas of adoption, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and parenting. Her practice is particularly focused on developing legal protections for families, including families headed by same-sex couples.

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Michele has successfully represented over 600 clients, hundreds of them same-sex couples, in transactions including adoptions, international adoptions, surrogacy, and egg and sperm donation. In Washington, DC, and Maryland, Michele is one of the attorneys who first established laws that enable both same-sex partners to be legal parents to their child.  Michele is an expert on state laws governing surrogacy and same-sex parentage. 

Michele is an active member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.  She received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1979, and her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974.

Michele has been elected to the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and to the American Association of Adoption Attorneys.  She served on the District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for more than 8 years by appointment of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.  She also served on the Adoption Rules Committee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and worked with Equality Maryland on a review of the Maryland Constitution and Code for discrimination against same-sex couples.  In addition, Michele was the founder of the first "Maybe Baby" group in Washington DC.  Maybe Baby is an educational program for same-sex couples considering family building options.  Michele also served on the first Board of Directors for the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer.  Currently, she sits on the Board of Rainbow Families D.C. and is on the National Center for Lesbian Rights National Family Law Advisory Council.  She also was appointed to the D.C. Child Support Guidelines Commission by the D.C. City Council, and selected to the Friends of the Superior Court.

Michele has taught courses in Sexual Orientation and the Law, and AIDS and the Law at The George Washington University and The Washington College of Law at American University, where she was named Outstanding Adjunct Professor in 1999.

Michele has been given numerous awards for community service from LGBT organizations in the Washington area, including the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Women in the Life, and the Capitol Pride Director’s Award for Family.

 

Mick Abae, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Mick Abae, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Fertility & Genetics
201 N. Pine Island Road
Plantation, Florida 33324
(954) 584-2273

Biography

Dr. Mick Abaé is a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who completed medical school at New York Medical College, followed by residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, NY, and a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Vermont.

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After spending 2 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, he left in 1993 to create the Center for Advance Reproductive Endocrinology (CARE) in Plantation, and to establish the standard for personalized patient care in the South Florida infertility community. In August 1998, he founded the Laboratory for Implantation, Fertilization, & Embryology (L.I.F.E.) in order to provide the highest quality of Andrology & Embryology services to his patients.

Dr. Abaé is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists. He has continued to maintain an active research program in areas such as endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery, in vitro fertilization and male factor infertility. On several occasions, he has been selected to present the results of this work at the annual conferences of the ASRM, ESHRE, and the International Endometriosis Society, among others. Dr. Abaé remains committed to providing his patients with the latest developments in clinical and laboratory services in a caring and compassionate environment.

Mickey S. Coffler, M.D. - Oceanside

Mickey S. Coffler, M.D. - Oceanside

HRC Fertility (formerly Huntington Reproductive Center)
3230 Waring Court, Suite D
Oceanside, California 92056
(760) 758-2034

Biography

Dr. Mickey S. Coffler is a Physician at HRC Fertility, specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology.  He graduated Suma Cum Laude with a B.S. and Cum Laude with an M.D. from the Israel Institute of Technology/The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. He conducted his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel and Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. 

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He went on to complete his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California San Diego.

As a multi-year recipient of several academic awards, Dr. Coffler was honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Medical Studies, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (1985 – 1988); Department of OB/GYN Award for Excellence in Academics, Metrohealth Medical Center (2002 – 2004), and the Mortimer Rosen Award, Cleveland OB/GYN Society (2003 – 2004). 

After completing his fellowship in 2007, Dr. Coffler joined HRC Fertility as a practicing physician.  In addition to his practice, Dr. Coffler has held numerous teaching positions in prestigious academic institutions, including University of California San Diego, Rambam Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center.  He currently holds the position of Clinical Instructor, University of California San Diego.

A highly-trained reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Coffler has published various articles in top medical journals, abstracts and book chapters.  Most recently, he contributed to an article published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Coffler is active in well-known professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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